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Season VIII: Artificial Win-telligence

With 2022 being as eventful as it became, creating fantasy memories for one and all, those involved with the website and blog want to instill more trust from the followers, not fear and confusion. So we have waged war with evil incarnate: artificial intelligence.

We have built and used ChatGPT to fill out our schedule, write pieces of this very blog, and will battle it to the end of the year in various forms of challenges including our very own weekly picks!

Join us as we attempt to defeat the thing that threatens the very livelihood of what is good, fun, and creative in our world, especially fantasy football.

Welcome to Season VIII: Artificial Win-telligence


🔥2023 Hot Takes🔥


🔥 - Calvin Ridley finishes as a top-12 WR - An elite talent before the injury and stupid-long suspension, Ridley is expected to break out by just about everyone in the fantasy game world. He's back with a talented QB and a solid team. Number 0 is ready for action once again.

🔥🔥 - Bijan Robinson finishes as RB11 - It is asinine for me to have this take as Bijan is now the leader of my squad and I hope he skyrockets into the stratosphere. Highly-touted and drafted, he does well enough in 2023. Watch out for 2024.

🔥🔥🔥 - Jonathan Taylor doesn't play in 2023 - Back and forth they go, all around the rosey, pocket full of posey, Taylor complains, pulls a Le'Veon, and doesn't play.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 - The Detroit Lions win the NFC Championship - Let's ride.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews finish TE2 and TE3 respectively - Who could possibly be good enough or play well enough this year for Kelce and Andrews to not be TE1? Could it be Kittle, Hockenson, or Pitts? Or something way more fun like Evan Engram, Freiermuth, Juwan Johnson, or Taysom Hill?


🔥 - Justin Herbert finishes as the QB1 - Herbie is primed to explode for Heery after a disappointing year under the wings of the checkdown wizard himself, Joe Lombardi.

🔥🔥 - Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, and Christian McCaffrey do NOT finish a top-5 RBs - Henry is aging and Tyjae Spears can come steal some workload. Jacobs is is playing on a terrible team, and while they probably run him into the ground, I can see a few weeks of injury or loss of efficiency. CMC is hurt quite often, and with so many weapons, I can see a decrease in volume.

🔥🔥🔥 - Two (2) of Jordan/John/Bettis make playoffs - I feel good about John. Jordan and Bettis need to make some moves to make it happen, but there is time for change.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Super Bowl is Jaguars vs. 49ers - I'm a huge believer in the Jags and Doug Pederson specifically. Also, I think the 49ers are the most well-rounded team in the NFC, and could upset the Eagles.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Lions don't make playoffs and Packers win division - While there is a ton of hype for the Lions. There are two words that I think do a good job demonstrating why they won't: Detroit Lions.


🔥 - Jonathan Taylor doesn't play a game for the Indianapolis Colts - He said all the right things in the spring, but clearly was put off with Irsay's comments about the RB market and wanted to make sure he was paid. I think he sits out past the four weeks and then is traded in October to a contender like the Dolphins.

🔥🔥 - Kyle Trask takes over the starting QB job after Week 5 in Tampa Bay and doesn't give it up for the rest of the season - Baker Mayfield sucks and the Buccaneers suck. Might as well get a look at the quarterback you selected in the second round while you were trying to pursue a championship with the greatest QB of all-time.

🔥🔥🔥 - Two (2) of David/Zach/Corey miss the playoffs - It's going to be interesting to see David, Zach, and Corey's aging teams and what the decision is for the long term. At least one will sell (as there is currently nobody selling hard for picks and most of the 2025 picks are available), one will try to compete and miss playoffs, and one will try to compete to get the 5 or 6 seed where they will get smacked around in the first round of playoffs. Fun times.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Keenan Allen finishes as a top-10 WR - Keenan Allen has consistently been a WR1 in points per game but is never drafted as it because he has a random soft tissue injury or two throughout the year. This year with a more prolific passing attack and a coordinator using him in a 2022 CeeDee Lamb role, he will have a late-career career year.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Geno Smith finishes as a top-5 QB AGAIN - Geno Smith was QB5 last year in TLM scoring, and adding Jaxon Smith-Njigba to his weapons only helps. Pete Carroll is still out to prove to the world that he is smarter than everyone else who has no expectations for the Seahawks when Mr. Unlimited was traded, only for Geno to be arguably better. Wild world.


🔥 - A Wide Receiver Becomes the Overall Fantasy Points Leader: While running backs have dominated fantasy football in recent years, a wide receiver has a historic season and finishes as the top overall fantasy points scorer. This unexpected development reshapes draft strategies and prioritizes elite wide receivers even more.

🔥🔥 - Trevor Lawrence Emerges as a Top-5 Fantasy QB: Despite a challenging rookie season in 2021, Trevor Lawrence, with another year of experience and improved offensive weapons, surprises everyone by finishing as a top-5 fantasy quarterback. The Jaguars' offense takes a significant leap forward, and Lawrence's dual-threat ability becomes a fantasy game-changer.

🔥🔥🔥 - A Previously Overlooked Tight End Surpasses the Elite: A lesser-known tight end emerges as the TE1 in fantasy football, outperforming established stars like Travis Kelce and George Kittle. This player becomes a consistent scoring machine and a difference-maker for fantasy teams.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 - A Rookie Running Back Wins Fantasy Rookie of the Year: A rookie running back, perhaps from a less-heralded draft class, takes the league by storm and wins the fantasy Rookie of the Year award. This player could become an instant workhorse and a must-start in fantasy lineups.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - A Rookie Quarterback Finishes as a Top-10 Fantasy QB: One of the rookie quarterbacks from the 2023 NFL Draft class becomes an instant sensation and finishes as a top-10 fantasy quarterback. This rookie QB showcases poise, accuracy, and a deep understanding of the game, making them a valuable asset in fantasy leagues.



Austin B 2 9 9 6 5 4

Heery 4 7 4 5 8 11

Bryce 11 12 12 12 10 8

Corey 6 4 6 4 6 5

David 3 3 11 10 12 3

John 8 6 8 11 11 10

Jordan 9 10 5 8 9 12

Reagan 7 2 2 2 2 7

Tom 5 5 3 3 7 2

Zach 1 8 7 9 3 9 Zack 10 1 1 1 1 1

Zeke 12 11 10 7 4 6



ATL vs CAR : Over 39.5

BAL vs HOU : BAL -9.5

LAC vs MIA : LAC -2.5


Baker Mayfield over 233.5 pass yards

Odell Beckham Jr. over 38.5 rec yds

Bryce Young under 210.5 pass yds


Trevor Lawrence over 1.5 pass TDs

Chris Godwin over 56.5 rec yds

Mike Evans under 53.5 rec yds


Heery (Last Week: 0-0, Overall: 0-0)

Reagan over Zack, John over Bryce, Heery over AB

Zach over Jordan, Tom over Corey, David over Zeke

Reagan (Last Week: 0-0, Overall: 0-0)

Zack over Reagan, John over Bryce, Heery over AB

Jordan over Zach, Tom over Corey, David over Zeke

Zack (Last Week: 0-0, Overall: 0-0)

Zack over Reagan, John over Bryce, Heery over AB

Zach over Jordan, Tom over Corey, David over Zeke

AI (Last Week: 0-0, Overall: 0-0)

Zack over Reagan, John over Bryce, Heery over AB

Zach over Jordan, Tom over Corey, David over Zeke


Help us defeat the evil that surrounds us all in artificial intelligence. Support us in supporting you all. We will fight the great fight together. All for one and one for all. Let's have a fun season together.

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